Another beautiful day for Adam and his new wife
IT was another Beautiful Day for Adam Clayton – this time under the French sun.
U2's Clayton said "I do" to his Brazilian bride, Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho, for the second time in less than a fortnight as the couple held a lavish wedding reception in the French Riviera.
After tying the knot officially at the Dublin Registry Office at the start of the month and holding a low-key celebration for a select group of family and friends in Clayton's Georgian mansion in Rathfarnham, the couple threw a second party for hundreds of guests in an historic chateau overlooking the Mediterranean at the weekend.
Security was tight around the 14th century Chateau de la Napoule in the chic resort of Mandelieu La Napoule which lies a few miles west of Cannes.
All of his U2 bandmates were there to wish the newlyweds well. And The Edge even reprised his role as wedding photographer having snapped the couple as they left the registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal Street earlier this month. This time around he was spotted whipping out his camera phone to capture the beaming bride and Bono on the balcony of the chateau.
The bride wore a white silk dress with a structured bodice and a delicate, floor-length chiffon cape tied at the neck. She topped the unusual ensemble off with a dramatic white headpiece.
Guests thronged the palm-lined terrace of the chateau and sipped champagne. The groom looked at ease as he chatted to friends and family including Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, the Edge and his wife Morleigh Steinberg, and Larry Mullen and his partner Ann Acheson.
The chateau can cater for up to 500 wedding guests seated in a courtyard and overlooking lush gardens.
It was originally built in the 14th century and was destroyed and rebuilt at least 10 times in its history. In 1918 it was bought by the American banker-turned- artist Henry Clews who restored it to its former glory. It is now the home of the La Napoule Art Foundation.
The castle was the scene of the nuptials of popstar Avril Lavigne who wed Chad Kroeger there in July.
It is also not far from Eze-sur-Mer where Bono and the Edge have villas.